Airports are a place filled with excitement, hope, anticipation, urgency, and countless mixed emotions. Every traveler must spend endless hours at airports to reach their dream destinations.
Here are 10 of Europe's best airports to enjoy while you wait;
All the major international airports in Europe offer a variety of experiences for those who stop by for a layover – some are perfect for catching a quick nap, some have the most amazing shopping arcades but still, the best aspects are super convenient for changing flights.
Here is a list of facilities in Europe, international airports that will leave you satisfied with their comfort and ambiance.
From the world-famous Heathrow to modern Munich and a cozy airport in Switzerland, these European airports offer the best comfort and convenience for the perfect start to your vacation.
However, in order to minimize the risk of covid-19 we are in, do not neglect to follow the rules, even if you are at the best airport in the world.
One of the most beautiful and luxurious airports in Europe rightfully ranks high in most travel surveys. This top-notch airport always has impeccable cleanliness, excellent facilities, and friendly helpful staff. It is extremely easy to navigate and the length of stay is often quite short. It is linked to frequent train departures, with only a 40-minute train ride to Munich. It is also quite well equipped with large shopping stores, restaurants, and bakeries.
What sets it apart: The visitor park is a playground and mini Golf course, there is a heritage plane for aviation lovers, wifi is completely free, has its own brewery and excellent high-tech sleeping cabins called NapCabs!
Just 10 minutes from the heart of Zurich, this modern, quiet and comfortable airport is a great place to be before or after a flight. It is one of the best on the list of airports in Europe, with large chocolate shops, comfortable lounges, very few delays, and cooperative staff. 'Family Services' rooms, where children can play or sleep comfortably, are perfect for families traveling with children.
What sets it apart: Fast customs clearance between connecting flights. The airport offers rental bikes and roller skates, as well as excursions for passengers with long journeys.
Undoubtedly the largest airport in Europe 2017 with around 7.8 million passengers using it every year, London Heathrow is also one of the best on the continent. With fast baggage delivery, efficient security control, and helpful staff, it is a very convenient airport for terminal and transit passengers. Home to numerous shops and other highlights, including Harrods and great dining options, LHR seems to succeed in captivating you.
What sets it apart: Stunningly beautiful, the Terminal 5 times (repeatedly named best terminal in the roll!) offers beautiful views of the countryside and Windsor Castle. The airport also has its own chapel, St George's Chapel.
This modern first-class airport is an important airport on the map of Europe, one of the busiest transit centers in Europe. This is a model of efficiency and cleanliness, the staff is helpful and the transition between terminals is smooth and easy. There are also many retail outlets and great dining options for those who spend some time here.
What sets it apart: Frequent trains to Frankfurt Central Station for just 5 Euros per person and a tech-savvy airport at every step.
One of the busiest airports in Europe spread over a large area with lots of boarding gates, it is very efficient and easy to navigate. With a range of sleeping options from comfy armchairs, sofas, and even temporary beds, it's one of Europe's best airports for long waits. Also, there are many check-in stations, useful signage everywhere, and good eateries with excellent shops.
What sets it apart: There's a museum and rooftop shopping mall to happily combine your time here. They also made a nice touch with a library with comfortable chairs and charging points.
The light and airy terminal with lots of covered trees and padded seating make passengers feel at home. Stylish modern architecture, well-planned layout, fast security check, and helpful staff make it one of the best airports in Europe. There are many shops, many restaurants, snack bars and even an Irish pub here.
What sets it apart: The iconic little mermaid statue just beyond the customs area. Fast and affordable metro service from Terminal 3 to Copenhagen city center.
This clean traveler-friendly airport is very well organized as it has an intuitive design to ensure the shortest time to reach your boarding gates. It includes large lounges (the Finnair lounge even has sleeping cabins) along with friendly staff and comfortable chairs. It also offers many shopping options and an excellent selection of food, from the luxury to the economical.
What sets it apart: how many airports in Europe have art galleries? Helsinki offers this and many more options to spend your time: there is an aviation museum, a book exchange opportunity, and even a scenic terrace.
A quaint airport with great views, this is one of the best airports in Europe designed for passenger comfort. Large halls with comfortable armchairs and chairs allow you to relax and rest on long floors. The airport is organized fairly easy to navigate with large graphic signage. There are also plenty of food restaurants.
What sets it apart: You can spend pleasant hours with a Jamie Oliver restaurant and quite a lot of chocolate and perfume shops in the shopping area. Trains to the city center are also available directly at the terminal.
This simple, efficient no-frills airport in Germany has become a major hub for cheap airlines (like EasyJet, Ryan Air, and Eurowings) in Europe. Its elegant architecture with large windows is perfectly complemented by fast security procedures and helpful staff. The food court has a good selection of food and the shopping area has a nice selection of stores for you to peruse.
What sets it apart: A beautiful space for aviation enthusiasts and super-fast switching with their new personal browser.
Catching a flight or waiting for one at this quaint airport feels like spending time in the comfort of your own living room. There is no doubt that Tallinn Airport is one of the coldest and smallest airports in Europe, a must-visit for innovative ways to keep passengers happy. It has locally themed doors, an excellent free library, gym, and rechargeable round sleeper beds. Super friendly staff, ping pong game table, and different game zones add more feathers to its cover.
What sets it apart: It gives kids the opportunity to read airport announcements. The cafe is close by so you can make a small donation and make your own sandwich. You can reach the city in 10 minutes by taxi or tram.